EU Signs Historic Defense Pact As Brexit, Trump Drive Bloc To Cooperate
Twenty-three member states of the European Union have signed a historic deal to cooperate more closely on defense. The deal - known as Permanent Structured Cooperation or PESCO - legally binds its signatories into joint defense projects and increased spending. Britain, one of the bloc’s biggest military powers, has long resisted such moves, but its departure from the bloc has persuaded other members to press ahead. Henry Ridgwell reports from London.